Get your shit together
Get it together
Get it all together
Meaning of Idiom ‘Get Your (or one’s) Act Together’
To get your act together means to start behaving in a more focused and effective way; to get organized. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms]. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.
To get it together is a shorter variation of this idiom and to get one’s shit together a more vulgar, but quite common one.
Examples of Use
“It’s almost time for me to get my act together and stop drinking so much.”
“When are you going to get your act together and get a job?”
“If I’m going to lose any weight I need to get it together. I’ve been cheating on my diet too much.”
“You better get your shit together. If the boss sees this mess he’ll fire you for sure.”
“I can’t come over right now. We’re moving tomorrow and I’ve got to get it all together if we’re going to be done in one day.”
Used since the second half of the 1900s.
More Idioms Starting with G
- Go Out On a Limb
- Green With Envy
- Give Someone a Break
- Give Me a Break
- Give Your Right Arm (for something)
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